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59" DrillBitch

This route is located in the Muir Valley at Tectonic Wall and Johnny's Wall


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Bethel 5.10a (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Tim Powers, Jeff Neal, Mike Susko in 2004
Length: 50ft
Bolts: 5 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Follow incut plates to a big move and juggy finish.
Descent: Ring anchors
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: Muir Valley
fun (1) pumpy (1) pockets (1) juggy (1)
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5.10a (129 votes)

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Submitted by: gladhander
Date: May 6th, 2006


Zspider said on September 12th, 2004
It's all there and it's wonderful. Superb climbing on good rock.
allah said on April 27th, 2005
My dads name is Bethel
TIT said on June 6th, 2005
actully my better half lead this one, i am trying to train her to be our sport "rope gun"!!! she said at the bottom, she wanted to lead Bethel instead of Drillbitch because it looked more RUNOUT at the top, it is by maybe a few feet, but not really that bad, just a little more runout than other climbs we have done at Muir. it was really fun!!! and she didnt get any Elvis leg, she made it look easy!!!!
agrigabe said on June 10th, 2005
Best route on the wall. Great movement.
K-Dawg said on September 27th, 2005
Very enjoyable. This had a really good flow to it with a couple of bigger / obvious moves near the end.
Captain Bad Beta said on October 1st, 2005
Another beauty... found it a little stiffer than Drillbitch (to the left) but you can expect what the grade suggests. I remember the top thining out leaving a "confidence requirement" for the anchor clips but no big deal.
merrick said on October 31st, 2005
great route, two fantasitc moves and a great finish. i agree that it is the best of the three on the wall.
Power2U said on October 1st, 2006
Best one on this wall.
bryanboonern said on October 2nd, 2006
Two big moves at the top to a crimp to clip from. Fun, but heady. Definately a letter grade harder than Drillbitch.
Anonymous said on October 25th, 2006
Bethel the Spinning Drillbitch, loved this wall last weekend.....
tunedvwgti said on November 12th, 2007
Great intro into the land of 10a. My wife onsighted this as her first 10a! Awesome! Solid plates, leading into crux 10a moves at the last two bolts where it thins out a little. Very fun wall with drillbitch as a combo 10a.
Josephine said on April 13th, 2008
loved it! great jugs to rest on before the finish and just all around fun
Lander said on April 13th, 2008
my favorite on this wall by far. big incuts big, big moves. i love this kind of climbing!
keegan540 said on June 18th, 2008
Fun route.
weber said on June 24th, 2008
The first two bolts were removed on 6/22/08 and replaced by two new ones relocated to reduce the risk of a ground fall. The original locations of bolts 1 and 2 guaranteed a decking to a leader who fell from a 2nd bolt clipping stance. The line was also improved in the process.
kisor740 said on October 6th, 2008
if this is the one i remember correctly its really z back and forth throughout the route making it a little more pumping then some of the other jugged routes at the Red
Cleveland said on June 15th, 2009
I thought this thing was awesome. Wonderful plates and good rests.
tpowell said on June 26th, 2012
Really fun moves all the way to the chains.
Rooky said on June 16th, 2013
Cool movement on this. Harder than Drillbitch but way more fun!